1982, Gray's Inn
Queen's Counsel (2003)
Health & Safety Lawyers Association,
Criminal Bar Association,
Personal Injury Bar Association,
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Professional Negligence Bar Association
LLB (Hons), University of Leeds
All aspects of the criminal law: murder, manslaughter (including a current Corporate Manslaughter and Gross Negligence Manslaughter case,) rape, fraud and other serious offences. Nominated by the Attorney General for HM Customs & Excise and the Health & Safety Executive.
Experience of prosecutions based on complex scientific, medical and telecommunications evidence. Special interest in issues relating to disclosure and Public Interest Immunity and in new methods of identification (ear prints and facial mapping).
As above. In particular cases involving corporate manslaughter and "medical manslaughter" and assisting with intravenous drug abuse. Defending Regulatory/HSE prosecutions (re: construction/roofing/scaffolding/cranes/plant hire and local authorities).
Defending in murder cases, including 'contract/honour' killing, attempted murder cases and complex fraud cases. POCA hearings in complex cases.
Health and Safety Cases [See accompanying Health & Safety CV]
GMC Prosecution work in misconduct and deficient professional practice Fitness to Practice Hearings involving complex medical issues, sexual offences and fraud.
Specialising in cases involving death in custody, in hospitals and outdoor (adventure) activities where issues of gross negligence, neglect and 'Article 2' breaches may arise. (Currently instructed in relation Inquests concerning a death overseas and to one in a care home.) Also related Administrative Review work, [see Christopher Alder Case below]
Acted as a Legal Assessor on behalf of one of HM Coroner in connection with an Article 2 compliant alleged negligent medical treatment Inquest and on behalf of another HM Coroner as 'Counsel to the Inquest' in an Article 2 compliant 'Death in Custody' Inquest.
Considerable experience in handling such claims and appeals as a junior. [Re: Beattie CICB (1989) Kemp & Kemp C4-021]
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